Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Julia's Magnolia Circle with Linear Leaf Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with Phill Martin CS Misters in Electric Blue, Lime Burst and Purple Paradise. There was a little bit of Pixie Powder from somewhere that ended up on my background too - I was fine with that. I put aside to dry.

I cut the Linear Leaf Background into a piece of Coconut White Card, extending it widthways and lengthways as described in this post.

Once my misted background was dry, I added my Linear Leaf Background. I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.


I stamped the Julia's Magnolia Circle Stamp to Die For onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine. I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiments. I added CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I coloured in using Pixie Powders - Aubergine Dream, Straw Yellow and Pale Olive. I cut out using the largest die in the Julia Die Set.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Oak Leaf Swag Die Set. I made some flowers out of some more of my misted background and Coconut White Card using the Spiral Flower Die Set.


Lisa Horton has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 4pm and 7pm. I don't have many of the items on the shows, but those I do have can be found here. There's 10% discount on them for today only. Please enter LISAHORTON in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount.

Don't forget you tell your family that we do gift vouchers if they're struggling to come up with gift ideas for you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Monday, 11 December 2017

Bushel of Hearts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is the last card that I made for the last One Day Special I did and it's one of my favourites.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the CE Bark Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut one of the dies from the Stitched Hills and Clouds Die Set out of Forest Card.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card. 

I cut the Majestic Tree our of Forest and Cinnamon Card, inking through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I added some heart cut from Rich Red Card using a little die from the Bushel Basket Die Set.

I made a basket out of Cinnamon and Stone Card using the Bushel Basket Die. I inked through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I filled it with hearts as I thought it fitted with the sentiment.

Here's Sue's YouTube video with how to make a Bushel Basket in it -

I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of Cinnamon Card and added it to my background using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

Would you like your cards to be shown on Hochanda? I have a One Day Special on starting on Boxing Day at 6pm. It features some of Sue's Background dies. I know many of will already have some of them and wondered if you would like to lend me some of your cards?
There are 2 rules - the cards should be clean (no dirty marks) and they should only contain products distributed by Creative Expressions.
I cannot guarantee that all cards will be shown but they will definately be on set.
They do not need to be actual cards - they can just be card fronts. Be sure to pop your name on the back so I can give you credit on air whenever possible and if you'd like them returning to you, please enclose your address.
Dies being featured are - Portuguese Background, New Zealand Background, Pierced Roses Mini Background, Indian Ocean Background, Canadian Background, New York Background and Scattered Leaves Background.
If you'd like to contribute, please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com and I'll let you know where to send your cards. I need them before Christmas please.
Thank you!


The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 8th December is ..................................

Tressa

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pretty in Pink Julia's Magnolia Circle

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Julia's Magnolia Circle onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine. I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set. I added CS Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I coloured in using Lush Pink CS Phill Martin Ink Mister, Pale Olive and Bronze Blush CS Pixie Powders. I cut it out using the largest die in the Julia die set. I cut dies #4 and #5 from the Julia Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice. I added them to the back of my stamped piece.

I embossed a piece of Black Card using the CE Fauna Embossing Folder. I matted onto Coconut White Card cut using the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set, then onto Black Card and finally another piece of Coconut White Card.

I misted a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding with Lush Pink Mister - I wanted it patchy, not completely covered. I dried it using my Heat Tool, tied a little bow and added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre of the bow.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the corners of my embossed background.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter PHILLMARTIN in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Pinwheel Floral Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I've been waiting for ages to share this card but the Pinwheel Floral has been out of stock since the Hochanda shows that I did in October. It's back in stock so a great reason to share it now.

The background on this one is quite cool. I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer into 2 areas on my Craft Sheet. I added a  drop of Deep Plum CS Intense Pigment Stain into one area and Citrus Lime CS Intense Pigment Stain into the other and mixed well. I added the Citrus Lime to my acetate first, in splonges randomly all over. I then added the Deep Plum, fillinf in the gaps and overlapping the Citrus Lime in some areas to give a blended colour. I then sprinkled some CS Golden Sand Glitterbitz over and put aside to dry (doesn't take long).

I then cut the inner dies only from all 3 sized of flowers from the Pinwheel Floral Die Set into a piece of Coconut White Card several times to create a background.

Once my acetate background was dry, I glued my Pinwheel Floral Background to it.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set. I added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape.

I cut a Stitched Flag out of Coconut White Card. I cut the sentiment from the Celebrations Shadow Box out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Pinwheel Floral Die Set. For the flowers, I cut the solid dies from the same set out of Coconut White Card and out of my acetate background. I cut both of the dies together in all the sizes out of Coconut White Card. I glued at the centre only - 1 solid Coconut White, then 1 solid acetate background and 1 Coconut White open die cut. I then stacked them up in pairs offesetting then slightly to create my flowers. I added CS Glue to the centres and sprinkled Golden Sand CS Glitterbitz over.


Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda at 6pm today. I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter PHILLMARTIN in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Phill has another show at 8pm tonight and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Friday, 8 December 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Freebie Friday again. Here's this week's Christmas Card that needs a new home -

I don't think that this card has actually been blogged, at least I can't find it. So, here's a list of products used -

Woodware - Elf Tonic Tag
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide
Onyx Black Versafine
CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder
Sue Wilson Dies - Holly Lattice Frame, Looped Snowflake Frame
Lisa Horton Christmas Wishes 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Creative Expressions Sparkle Flakes Embossing Folder
Sakura Clear Star Stardust Pen
Water Brush
Blue White American Seam Binding
CS Iced Crystals Glitter Jewels
5mm White Pearls
Card - Coconut White, Black


Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.

I've just received stock of some lovely Lavinia stamps. These stamps are absolutely gorgeous. I've stocked a selection of fairies, foliage and the Fairy House which I just couldn't resist. You can find them all here.




Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Another Julia Background

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the lacy background on this one, I used the smallest die in the Julia Die Set and cut it lots of times into a piece of Coconut White Card. For the coloured background behind it, I used a piece of Watercolour Card. I misted it with Bright Sunshine and Tangy Tangerine CS Phill Martin Misters.I sprinkled over some Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange CS Pixie Powders and misted with water. I moved some of the excess ink around using a piece of Kitchen Roll, taking care not to remove too much of the mica powder contained in the Pixie Powder.

Once my Mister/Pixie Background was dry, I glued my Julia Backround to it. I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my backgrounds using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the Julia's Sunflower Posy Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the CE Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set. I added CS Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I coloured in using CS Phill Martin Misters in Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine and Lime Burst - I just misted a little on to my Craft Sheet and picked it up with a Paint Brush. I mixed Tangy Tangerine with a little Lime Burst for the centre of the flowers. I cut the design out using the largest die in the Julia Die Set.

I created another background with Lime Burst Mister and Pale Olive and Bronze Blush Pixie Powders. Once dry, I cut out a pair of Oak Leaf Swags.

I cut 3 sizes of flower from the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set out of some of my orange mister/pixie background that I had left over. For the centres of the flowers, I popped a little CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Dark Roast Coffee Card and cut 3 flower centres. I peeled away the backing and added Medium Clear Glass Micro Beads. I cut some sunflower leaves out of Forest Card.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

3 simple ways with the Linear Leaf Background

Hi Bloggers.

I have 3 simple cards for you today featuring the Linear Leaf Background.

These cards came about as a result of creating this background -

My background was created by misting some Tangy Tangerine and Bright Sunshine Phill Martin Misters onto a Craft Sheet. I sprinkled a little Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange Pixie Powder and misted with a little water. I then dipped a piece of Coconut White Card into it several times and put aside to dry.

I cut the Linear Leaf Background into a piece of Black Card leaving a good-sized border around the edges.I then spritzed through it onto my background in a couple of places using Phill Martin CS Bright Sunshine Mister. While the ink was still wet, I turned my card mask over and printed onto a piece of Coconut White Card. Once this print was dry, I cut it out using the Double Stitched Rectangles. I went around the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Dark Roast Coffee Card and then Coconut White.

I cut my sentiment out of Dark Roast Coffee Card using the Mix & Match Friendship Die Set and added it to my card using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.


This is the second card I created -

Going back to my orange misted background, I placed my Black Card Linear Leaf Mask over where I had misted before and sprinkled some Bronze Blush CS Pixie Powder over. Leaving my mask in place, I misted with water. I removed the mask and placed it on the other side of my background, added more Pixie Powder and misted again. While the card mask was still wet, I turned my card mask over and printed onto a piece of Coconut White Card. Once this print was dry, I cut it out using the Double Stitched Rectangles. I went around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Dark Roast Coffee Card and then Coconut White.

Once again, I cut my sentiment out of Dark Roast Coffee Card using the Mix & Match Friendship Die Set and added it to my card using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

 This is the final card I made in this batch -

Now, because Pixie Powders have Mica Powder in them, you can see them on Black Card. Bronze Blush has kind of a verdigris look to it on Black Card - very pretty! For this card, once my Black Card Mask was dry, I cut it out using the Double Stitched Rectangles. I added a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto the back. I turned it back to the front and added Verdigris CS Gilding Flakes to the exposed adhesive. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I matted onto Coconut White Card and then Black Card.

I cut a Stitched Flag out of Coconut White Card and my sentiment out of Black Card using the Mix & Match Friendship Die Set again.

I cut an outer flower die from the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set out of more of my Black Card with Bronze Blush Pixie Powder on it. I added a little Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to some Coconut White Card and added Verdigris Gilding Flakes to it. I cut a sunflower centre from it. I cut a couple of sunflower leaves out of Coconut White Card.

There you go - 3 quick cards! I'll share the card with my orange background soon.

Don't forget - Over on my website I'm offering 30% off all the items in the Christmas Category. You can find them here. Please enter CHRISTMAS in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer applies till midnight on Monday 18th December or while stocks last. Stop by the Clearance section when you visit too - lots of bargains in there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

3 ways with Cascading Leaves

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by creating a Pixie Powder background. I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with water and then sprinkled Pale Olive Pixie Powder over. I added a little more water and put aside to dry.

I cut die #2 from the Cascading Leaves Die Set into a piece of Coconut White Card to create an aperture. Once my Pixie Powder background was dry, I trimmed it to slightly smaller than my Coconut White Card with the aperture in it and glued the 2 pieces together. I matted it onto a piece of Dark Roast Coffee Card and onto another piece of Coconut White.

I cut both the dies in the Cascading Leaves set out of Dark Roast Coffee Card. I glued the frame piece into the aperture.

I selected 2 of the leaves and cut the same ones out of some spare Pixie Powder background. I glued them together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow.

I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set and added to the top left-hand side of my card.

Over on my website I'm offering 30% off all the items in the Christmas Category. You can find them here. Please enter CHRISTMAS in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer applies till midnight on Monday 18th December or while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Monday, 4 December 2017

Julia as a background with Gilding Flakes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I cut dies #1and #4 together from the Julia Die Set into a piece of Coconut White Card several times.  I added a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the back and then added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes to the exposed adhesive on the front, removing the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set. I added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I added a piece of CE Double Sided Adhesive to a piece of Coconut White Card. I peeled away the other backing sheet and then added some Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of it. I popped it onto a banner cut using the Stitched Flags Die Set and tucked it into the side of my frame.

I cut a pair of Oak Leaf Swag Dies out of Coconut White Card. I cut 3 sizes of flowers from the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set out of more of my Gilded Card. I popped some more Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of Cinnamon Card and cut out 3 flower centres. I removed the backing and added Copper Micro Beads. I added the centres to my flowers and popped them on my card as shown.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 1st December is ............................

Betty McAlister

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk